Martin Wiegele

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Martin Wiegele
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Personal information
Full name Martin Wiegele
Born (1978-07-11) 11 July 1978 (age 38)
Graz, Austria
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality  Austria
Residence Graz, Austria
Spouse Claudia Wiegele
Career
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T70: 2008
PGA Championship DNP

Martin Wiegele (born 11 July 1978) is an Austrian professional golfer.

Wiegele was born in Graz. He turned professional in 2003 when he joined the second tier Challenge Tour. He enjoyed some success during his first season finishing fourth on the end of season rankings to graduate to the top level European Tour for 2004. He almost won his first European Tour event he ever played, losing a playoff against Marcus Fraser in the 2003 BMW Russian Open. He could not keep his European Tour card and had to go back to the Challenge Tour. He struggled for form during the next few seasons due to massive swing changes, before picking up his first big victory at the 2007 Lexus Open. He went on to be medalist at the European Tour Qualifying School at the end of the season to regain his place at the top level.

Having finished 142nd on the Order of Merit in 2008, Wiegele returned to the Challenge Tour in 2009. He picked up his second tournament victory on the Challenge Tour in 2010 at the Kärnten Golf Open, before winning his first European Tour title at the Saint-Omer Open two weeks later which gave him a one-year exemption on the main tour. He gained his Tour card for the 2012 season by finishing 83rd in the 2011 Race to Dubai.[1] However he missed most of the 2012 season through a hip injury.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1997 Austrian Amateur Closed Championship
  • 2000 Austrian Amateur Closed Championship
  • 2001 Austrian Amateur Closed Championship
  • 2002 Slovak Amateur Open Championships, Austrian Amateur Closed Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 20 Jun 2010 Saint-Omer Open* −7 (66-71-72-68=277) 2 strokes England Robert Dinwiddie, Sweden Pelle Edberg,
England Jamie Elson, England Matt Haines,
France Raphaël Jacquelin

*Dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2003 BMW Russian Open Australia Marcus Fraser Lost to par on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 19 Aug 2007 Lexus Open −10 (68-71-73-66=278) Playoff Scotland George Murray
2 6 Jun 2010 Kärnten Golf Open −13 (62-76-71-66=275) 1 stroke Netherlands Floris de Vries, England Daniel Denison
Australia Matthew Zions
3 20 Jun 2010 Saint-Omer Open* −7 (66-71-72-68=277) 2 strokes England Robert Dinwiddie, Sweden Pelle Edberg,
England Jamie Elson, England Matt Haines,
France Raphaël Jacquelin

*Dual-ranking event with the European Tour

Alps Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 4 May 2008 Gösser Open −12 (71-67-66=204) Playoff Italy Emanuele Lattanzi, Italy Andrea Rota

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T70
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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